CNVP’s activities cover project implementation, attendance at workshops and conferences, as well as development of networking opportunities. Recent newsworthy events are summarised below. Please forward suggested items to be included on the News page to Anela Stavrevska (

19 Jun

Jointly improving rural development policies

In the period of May-June 2017 wareness raising meetings are being held in each of Macedonia’s eight planning regions.

Their purpose is to identify rural CSOs that are active in Macedonia, allow them to exchange experiences, information and ideas, as well as increase their capacity for networking and advocacy. The project is aiming to support at least 5 rural CSOs in

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16 Jun

Workshop on forest certification in the Balkan countries

The workshop was organised by the Regional Centre for Forestry and Rural Development (REFORD) with contributions by the FAO Regional Office, Connecting Natural Values & People (CNVP), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

The workshop provided forestry stakeholders with the opportunity to share their views on aspects of forest certification, including current trends, developments and obstacles in the Balkans and the wider region

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13 Jun

Sharing forestry and rural development ideas in the Balkan

CNVP conducted a workshop during 14-16 May 2017 in the rural surroundings of Nikel-Kruje, outside Tirana, as part of CNVP’s Sida-funded FLED project activities.

Working together to increase knowledge and understanding on priority issues relevant to forests and rural development is crucial for achieving further sustainable development and natural resource management in the Balkans.

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03 May

Opportunities for forest smallholders in Balkan countries to participate in timber markets”

A regional workshop on “Opportunities for forest smallholders in Balkan countries to participate in timber markets” will be held during 16-17 May in Hotel Mondial, Tirana, Albania.

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20 Apr

“National Rural Parliament as a voice of rural citizens”

Kick-off meeting for the EU-financed project “National Rural Parliament as a voice of rural citizens” in Macedonia

CNVP Foundation is cooperating with Rural Development Network and Action for Rural Development over 30 months to implement the EU-funded project National Rural Parliament as a voice of rural citizens in Macedonia.

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16 Nov

Adapting Macedonian agriculture to climate change

CNVP training to adapt Macedonian agriculture to climate change Bitola, Macedonia (18-20 October 2016)

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14 Oct

Establishing cooperation between two ministries

The aim of the event was learning from experiences in Kosovo on use of Biomass, sustainable management of forests...

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29 Sep

Women in agroforestry in Kosovo

Women active in agroforestry sector, from several municipalities in Kosovo, met on 28 September in Pristina

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07 Jul

Workshop for rural development in Montenegro

CNVP Foundation from 2-5 July, in Zabljak, Montenegro, will host next workshop for rural development.

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13 Jun

CNVP Foundation joins PEFC

CNVP Foundation became International Stakeholder member’s of PEFC

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